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Congratulations to LGN’s newest partners, Brian Clark and Kristen Marttila

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that Brian Clark and Kristen Marttila have been named partners at our firm.

Brian D. Clark has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past three years and focuses his practice on plaintiffs-side antitrust class actions and e-discovery advice for businesses of all sizes. He leads the firm’s e-discovery practice group, and co-founded and serves on the steering committee for the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum, an annual gathering for plaintiffs-side complex litigation attorneys to discuss best practices for e-discovery. Brian has also taught an e-discovery seminar at the University of Minnesota Law School since 2014.

Brian graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2009 where he was elected Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Journal of International Law and was a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Brian interned with the Honorable Judge Patrick J. Schiltz of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Kristen G. Marttila has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past three years and was named a North Star Lawyer in recognition of her pro bono work in 2014, 2016, […]

2018-01-11T10:51:15+00:00 Jan 11, 2018|

Elizabeth Odette featured in Hennepin Lawyer

LGN partner Elizabeth Odette was recently featured in Hennepin Lawyer. Ms. Odette contributed to an article that advised attorneys on practicing law in dynamic times. The article, “Thriving in a Time of Change: Four Members, Four Perspectives” appears in the January/February 2018 issue of the publication.

The article can be found here.

2018-01-05T17:39:18+00:00 Jan 5, 2018|

LGN hosts reception with Saint Paul Mayor-elect Melvin Carter

Lockridge Grindal Nauen hosted an intimate reception honoring Saint Paul Mayor-Elect Melvin Carter last week. Mayor-Elect Carter spoke about his vision for the future of Saint Paul, the challenges the city faces, and his plans to tackle those challenges. Mayor-Elect Carter will be sworn in January 2, 2018.

2017-12-27T13:57:36+00:00 Dec 27, 2017|

LGN partners with FamilyWise to adopt a family in need

For the 9th year in a row, Lockridge Grindal Nauen has partnered with FamilyWise, an organization dedicated to strengthening families by promoting the safety, stability, and well-being of children, to adopt a family in need for the holidays. FamilyWise began in 1976 and has expanded over the years to offer a comprehensive array of family strengthening programs to help families overcome the many challenges they face.

This year, LGN collected over $1,000 in donations and gifts for a family of seven. Thank you, FamilyWise, for allowing us to help brighten the holiday season for a deserving family.

2017-12-24T14:49:46+00:00 Dec 24, 2017|

Brian Clark presents with 3M, DOJ attorneys as part of MSBA e-Discovery Panel

LGN attorney Brian Clark recently served on a panel with 3M Senior Counsel David Ernst and Senior Litigator Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Tracy Greer

The panel was part of a CLE organized by the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section. The CLE, E-Discovery & Antitrust Investigations: A Perspective from the Government, In-House and Outside Counsel, took place on December 12, 2017 and focused on the e-discovery challenges of a government antitrust investigation from the perspective of the government, in-house counsel, and outside counsel.

2017-12-18T22:18:39+00:00 Dec 13, 2017|

Rob Shelquist speaks at Louisiana State Bar Association Complex Litigation Symposium

LGN Partner Robert Shelquist spoke at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 17th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium on Friday November 10th in New Orleans. He participated in a panel focusing on preemption issues in class action cases. Former Solicitor General of the United States Ken Starr and Richard Arsenault also spoke at the Symposium. Mr. Shelquist frequently speaks on the topics of Mass Tort and Class Action.

2017-12-05T01:27:15+00:00 Nov 10, 2017|

Scott Moriarity talks copyright law at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

LGN attorney Scott Moriarity spoke at Minneapolis Community and Technical College last week to a class of “creative freelance” business students. The topic of his presentation was copyright law and best practices for creative professionals to protect and market their copyrightable work product. Mr. Moriarity represents a variety of creative professionals as part of LGN’s Intellectual Property practice and frequently speaks on the topic of trademark and copyright law.

2017-12-05T01:28:24+00:00 Nov 10, 2017|

LGN supports Cardozo Society Dinner

Lockridge Grindal Nauen proudly supported the Twin Cities Cardozo Society’s 18th Annual Dinner on November 2nd. LGN Partner Charlie Nauen and LGN Associate Rick Linsk serve on the steering committee for The Cardozo Society, which is a group of Jewish attorneys, judges and law students who work to serve the community and advance the mission of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Jewish Federations.

2017-12-05T01:31:19+00:00 Nov 9, 2017|

Karen Hanson Riebel featured as a panelist at Women Lawyers in Leadership program

LGN Partner Karen Hanson Riebel will speak on a panel at the Practicing Law Institute’s Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018 program, which will take place on January 28, 2018 in New York City.

The panel, entitled Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You’ve Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers, will explore best practices for women lawyers to be appointed as lead counsel, factors judges should consider when appointing leadership, and challenges facing women lawyers seeking leadership.

2017-12-05T01:32:44+00:00 Oct 20, 2017|

LGN partner Joe Bruckner to moderate American Antitrust Institute panel on Antitrust in the Agriculture Industry

LGN partner Joe Bruckner will moderate a panel of experts and practitioners on “Antitrust Issues In Private Enforcement Actions Against Agricultural Industries” at the American Antitrust Institute’s 11th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference, which will take place on November 7, 2017 in Washington D.C.

The panel will review recent private enforcement actions against agricultural industries, address challenges in such cases, and discuss effective structural relief.

2018-01-12T21:43:13+00:00 Oct 20, 2017|

Joe Bruckner to lead discussion at Cambridge Antitrust Litigation Forum

LGN partner Joe Bruckner will moderate a panel of experts and practitioners on “Antitrust Issues In Private Enforcement Actions Against Agricultural Industries” at the American Antitrust Institute’s 11th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference, which will take place on November 7, 2017 in Washington D.C.

The panel will review recent private enforcement actions against agricultural industries, address challenges in such cases, and discuss effective structural relief.

2018-01-12T21:40:11+00:00 Oct 20, 2017|

Karen Hanson Riebel to speak at Equifax Data Breach Litigation Conference

LGN Partner Karen Hanson Riebel will speak as part of a panel at HarrisMartin’s Equifax Data Breach Litigation Conference on November 10. She and her fellow panelists will discuss damages to financial institutions resulting from the data breach.

Ms. Riebel has been on the forefront of international data breach litigation during the past several years, primarily representing financial institutions against retailers and other entities in the wake of major data breaches.

2017-12-05T01:42:45+00:00 Oct 13, 2017|

Gregg Fishbein speaks on panel for HCBA Civil Litigation and Business and Securities Litigation Sections

LGN Partner Gregg Fishbein participated on the panel discussion “Words of Wisdom: Lessons Learned and Practice Pointers from the Bar and Bench,” on September 28. He shared insights from more than 20 years litigating on behalf of shareholders in federal and state court with the Hennepin County Bar Association Civil Litigation and Business and Securities Litigation Section.

Fishbein is pictured with his other panel members, Tom Berndt of Robins Kaplan, Alain Baudry of Kutak Rock, and Hennepin County District Court Judges Mel Dickstein and Tom Fraser.

2017-12-05T01:44:37+00:00 Oct 5, 2017|

Craig Davis Teaches Contracting Workshop

LGN attorney Craig Davis presented a “Contracting For Indirect Services And Indirect Materials Workshop” for the Twin Cities chapter of the Institute For Supply Management on September 21, 2017. His course included business and supply chain risks, pricing terms and conditions, and non-price terms and conditions.

2017-12-05T01:46:01+00:00 Oct 1, 2017|

Brian Clark leads 3rd Annual Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum

LGN attorney Brian Clark led last week’s Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum (CLEF) at the Minneapolis Club, including leading a discussion regarding “Early Preservation Discussions & ESI Disclosures During Motions To Dismiss.” Clark was co-host of the invitation-only CLEF event, which he co-founded in 2015. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for complex-litigation attorneys to share experiences, lessons learned, and best practices to address electronic discovery issues unique to the plaintiffs’ bar. More than 55 attorneys from across the country attended.

The forum also included discussions on the topics “Best Practices for Plaintiff Document Collection,” “Proportionality Two Years After the Amendments,” “Privilege Logs & Privilege Battles,” and “Facilitating Collaboration Across Firms.”

2017-12-05T01:47:09+00:00 Sep 21, 2017|

Minnesota Supreme Court agrees with LGN, shareholders in Medtronic-Covidien tax inversion lawsuit

The Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously decided Wednesday that shareholders challenging the Medtronic-Covidien tax inversion could assert direct claims against Medtronic. Vern Vander Weide and Gregg Fishbein, along with Richard Lockridge and Kate Baxter-Kauf, represent the shareholders who are alleging that the inversion caused them to incur significant capital gains taxes and diluted their corporate ownership. The case will now go back to the Hennepin County District Court for further pre-trial proceedings.

View opinion here.

2017-12-05T01:48:50+00:00 Aug 18, 2017|

Yvonne Flaherty speaks at AAJ Mass Tort Seminar.

LGN partner Yvonne Flaherty spoke earlier this month as part of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Mass Tort Best Practices Seminar in Boston, MA. Her session, entitled Mass Torts for the Masses, provided an overview of current mass tort cases and what attorneys can expect from these types of cases.

Ms. Flaherty focuses her practice on the representation of injured parties in complex litigation against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and is a frequent speaker at national mass tort conferences.

2017-12-05T01:50:28+00:00 Jul 31, 2017|

Former State Representative and longtime association executive join Lockridge Grindal Nauen’s North Dakota Government Relations Team.

Lockridge Grindal Nauen and Synergetic Endeavors are pleased to jointly announce two major additions to their growing North Dakota State Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs team today with the hiring of Blair Thoreson and Rudie Martinson.

A fixture at the North Dakota State Capitol for nearly two decades, Blair Thoreson served as a state representative for Fargo, ND (District 44), from 1998-2016. During his legislative career, Thoreson served as Chairman of the House Appropriations-Government Operations committee as well as a member of the Administrative Rules, Budget Section, Government Finance, Human Services, Information Technology, and Political Subdivisions committees.

Mr. Thoreson brings a wealth of knowledge on the major policy issues impacting the State of North Dakota. As a former member, he has an extensive and trusted network of elected officials as well as industry leaders with whom he has worked closely. Mr. Thoreson has the ability to navigate complex regulatory and legislative issues and his knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to LGN’s clients in North Dakota as well as those with business interests throughout the midwest and nationally.

“I am thrilled to be joining the accomplished team at Lockridge Grindal Nauen” said Mr. Thoreson, “I look forward […]

2017-12-05T01:53:40+00:00 Jul 26, 2017|

LGN partner Joe Bruckner named to American Antitrust Institute Board of Directors.

Today, American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Board Chair Pamela Gilbert announced the addition of LGN Partner Joe Bruckner to the organizations Board of Directors.

“Joe’s decades of leadership in the antitrust bar and his thoughtful and collaborative approach to decision-making will be tremendous assets to AAI,” said Gilbert. “We are thrilled to have him join our Board.”

Mr. Bruckner leads Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.’s antitrust law practice and practices extensively in business litigation in federal and state courts nationwide. He is regularly appointed lead or co-lead counsel for plaintiffs by courts across the nation in complex multi-district antitrust litigation. He is a contributor to two AAI books: The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law and Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States: A Handbook.

The AAI Board of Directors began with the three founders in 1998 and has grown to include eight leaders in the antitrust community.

“Joe brings broad expertise and perspective to the AAI Board,” said AAI President Diana Moss. “He joins us at a time when AAI’s mission to promote competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society is more important than ever. We are delighted to have him aboard.”

Mr. Bruckner graduated with honors from Creighton University School of Law, […]

2018-01-14T22:28:21+00:00 Jul 26, 2017|

16 LGN Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that 16 of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

LGN’s ‘Super Lawyers’

The following attorneys have been named Super Lawyers. These attorneys ranked in the top 5% of the list in the Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

LGN’s ‘Rising Stars’

The following attorneys have been named Rising Starsfor 2017.

2017-12-05T01:57:38+00:00 Jul 7, 2017|